I'm planning to machine quilt, but I haven't settled on a design yet.
There are patches from two special shirts: Ben's daddy and the grandpa he is named after.
The only fabric that was purchased new was the yellow car and surfboard flannel. Ben begged for it when he was JoAnn's Fabric with me when he was 2 years old. I yielded by saying we would use it in his quilt (I did give him a few scraps which he promptly, lovingly, snipped to shreds).
Everything else was given to me (recognize some, Polly? Rebecca?) or bought secondhand before the idea, or even the boy, for this quilt was born.
Other sewing projects keep jumping ahead of Ben's quilt in urgency and interest, but he is so enamored with the idea of his own quilt that his enthuasiasm will keep me going. I hope it will be done in time for cold weather sleeping again.